Cold but mostly sunny. We had not been to the Sheepscot trails in awhile so headed over there. We started from the parking lot on Halldale Rd. and headed down the Whitten Hill Trail. We were surprised by the amount of snow still present and the lack of use.
We walked to the Bog Brook loop and started on that but found soon ourselves on a trail with unfamiliar markers -the trails here use paint blazes.
We followed it anyway ( it had had no use) until there were no more markers and then there was blue tape on some trees. And then no blue tape. A pretty area- perhaps a new trail?
We turned back ( easy to retrace our steps as there were no others) and found the turn in the Bog Brook we had missed and continued to the Brook.
Of course, Kelley jumped right in
I could not find a place to cross as the ice would not support my weight and we turned back to explore some of the side trails. We did the short trail to the marsh view and the Big Pines Trail .
Kelley by one of the trees
Ball of lichen
We then used the Eric Bruun Trail to take us back to Whitten Hill. When we got back to the parking lot we continued up the hill to find a sunny spot for lunch. This part of the trail had had more use and was easier to walk.
After lunch we returned to the car. We have hiked here many times -usually an easy hike with no problems- so today was a little different and an interesting hike. 2 3/4 hours